Favorite Sensitive Skin Cleansers
Sensitive skin is brutal. Anything and everything can irritate it. Sometimes, you want to just stick a vat of Aquaphor on your face and call it a day. Even skin types that aren’t quote-unquote sensitive can go through irritated, sensitized periods where what your skin really needs are gentle, loving ingredients. So the hunt remains: what products work best for sensitive skin? Today we’re tackling face wash. From oils to creams, here are seven favorite sensitive skin cleansers.
Thank You Farmer Back to Pure Daily Foaming Gel Cleanser ($28) – A mild foaming face wash that gets rid of dirt and impurities without wreaking havoc on sensitive complexions. Also a great in-between cleanser for acne-prone skin types that are using harsh acne treatments like benzyl peroxide or salicylic acid. This cleanser will calm the skin without causing breakouts.
Erborian Solid Cleansing Oil ($39) – A highly soothing -two-in-one, cleanser plus makeup remover. This K-beauty favorite is a balm that turns into an oil, chock-full of nourishing and hydrating ingredients like coconut oil and chamomile.
Pai Camellia & Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser ($50) – One of the best sensitive skin brands and its star product, the hydrating cleanser is HG-worthy. Castor oil, sweet almond oil, and camellia oil gently remove makeup and impurities whiles also adding moisture. This formula is so special, it can be used by the most sensitive complexions, including those with eczema and rosacea, as well as post-laser or peel. Our acne-prone skin has been known to enjoy the calming ingredients of this cleanser after a micro-needling treatment, when a gentle, soothing formula is a must.
Nyakio Sweet Almond Cleansing Oil Balm ($28) – Another balm-to-oil cleanser, this gentle formula melts away makeup and dirt while deeply hydrating and soothing a sensitized complexion.
Drunk Elephant Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser ($34) – This mild jelly cleanser can be used on the most sensitive skin to clean away the day, but it’s also an ideal in-between cleanser for those with problematic skin that wish to use a gentle cleanser while working with harsher acne and retinol treatments.
Erno Laszlo Sensitive Double Cleanse Set ($28) – The popular double-cleanse (once with an oil to remove makeup, once with a foaming wash to remove dirt) formulated exclusively for sensitive skin prone to irritation. Full of vitamins A,C, and E to nourish and brighten, and calendula to soften, this soothing formulation calms and balances a sensitive complexion.
Indie Lee Rosehip Cleanser ($32) – Another favorite brand for the sensitive skin set, Indie Lee’s Rosehip cleanser soothes and brightens the complexion with gentle ingredients like anti-aging super star rosehip oil and olive-based surfactants.
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